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Yuhi Amuli

Yuhi Amuli

Yuhi Amuli is a film director and screenwriter from Rwanda. After dropping out of a law school,and attending several screenwriting & directing workshops worldwide; including Maisha screenwriting lab in 2014, he made his first short film ISHABA in 2015. The film was made with help from a South-African production company URUCU MEDIA , a Swiss Read More

Nyirinkwaya Ngoma

Nyirinkwaya Ngoma

Me, Nyirinkwaya Ngoma, I was born in Kigali 15th April 1992, I live in Kigali, I went in University but I am not yet graduate, I have attended different workshops including Maisha film lab of course 3 times, from 2013 to 2015 all the workshops took place in Kigali-Rwanda, also in 2015 I attended Directing Read More

Ndimbira Claudine (Shenge)

Ndimbira Claudine (Shenge)

Ndimbira Claudine(Shenge) is a young Rwandan female filmmaker who resides in Kigali, born on the 4th April 1990. She started to write stories at the age of 15, it is the reason why she decided to join short courses in digital film making at Kwetu film Institute after her secondary studies in 2012. In March Read More

Jean Baptiste Nyabyenda

Jean Baptiste Nyabyenda

A Rwandese by nationality and his educational background is in English, Literature and at Mount Kenya University. He has a Diploma in Education combined with French and English from Kigali Institute of Education. In November 2011, he has received the second prize in short films   from Ferasha Films Awards. He has produced short videos uploaded Read More

Mango Ndjangala

Mango Ndjangala also known as Eric Duffon lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo wants to connect the living arts to the major challenges of the 21st century so as to make this world, our community noble and healthier in body, mind and soul. The different film projects are intended to craft spirits, perception and Read More

Nicolas Impano Blaise

Nicolas Impano Blaise

Nicolas Impano Blaise, 24, Rwanda filmmaker, screenwriter, director, and animator In 2013, he directed his first short film Kanyambo, which won Rwanda movie award – best short film, and second short film in A Thousand hills academy awards. Founder of Africa Fiction Films and Animation Company, which is based on producing African stories in animation. Read More

Roger Niyoyita

Roger Niyoyita

Roger Niyoyita was born in 1976 in the northern part of Rwanda and was the first born in a family of six children. From his young age he had a passion for cinema since at that the time, he was working in his father’s movie theatre by the age of 13. Cinema always seemed to Read More

Safari Mugwaneza Placide

Safari Mugwaneza Placide

Born in 1982, one brother and two sisters, I have liked reading and drawing since my teenage years. I wrote my first story in primary school in Kinyarwanda due to the reason that I am captive by everything that goes along with telling stories. I grew up as an orphan; my parents have both been Read More

Sibomana Jules

Sibomana Jules

My name is Sibomana Jules, I’m 24 years old and I’m a Rwandan by nationality, born in KIGALI city GASABO district. I completed primary school in 2002 in Kicukiro Primary School, my secondary school in 2009 in Groupe Scolaire St Joseph Nyamasheke and now I hold a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering obtained in College Read More

Yves Amuli

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My name is Yves AMULI, I was born on the 4th September 1993, I am the first among seven children including two sisters, I did my primary school at Nkombo primary school, in a rural place, on the Rwanda largest island where my parent were born too. I started my secondary school in a junior Read More

Israel Dusabimana

Israel Dusabimana who lives in Rwanda is a director, scriptwriter, actor and a soundman. After the workshop with Maisha, were I was a participant and an actor/ actress, I have acted in four films. The crossing lines, Serwakira, Umutoma and As an actor I like the way Directors and Rwandan producers are appreciating my acting. Read More

Ishimwe Samuel

Ishimwe Samuel

I am Ishimwe Samuel, 22 years old, a young motivated aspiring filmmaker, I finished my secondary studies in 2010 and started working as a reporter and Photographer at the most visited website in Rwanda (igihe.com), I entered the film career in October r 2011 by shooting my short film “Paying debts”(5min) which have been screened Read More

Gilbert Ndahayo

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My name is Gilbert Ndahayo, also known as the Rwandan Filmmaker. Much as I currently live in USA, I was born in a traditional village of Astrida, so named after Queen Astrid of Belgium, southern Rwanda in 1975, Gilbert Ndahayo migrated to New York City in 2008. After five years working as country coordinator and Read More

Frank Izere Mugarura

Frank Izere Mugarura

My name is Frank Izere Mugarura I am currently a 4th year student at Kigali Institute of science and technology and I do Media design. I am also now serving as president in a company made up by my colleagues and we do media and graphic design I am highly skilled in Media Design and Read More

Fabrice Nizeyimana

Fabrice Nizeyimana

My names are Fabrice NIZEYIMANA, I am 20 years old. I live in KIGALI, RWANDA with my mother and my elder sister. I am an upcoming filmmaker; I won a 2nd place in Rwanda Christian Film Festival 2nd edition in Scriptwriting last year. I attended the 2014 Maisha Screenwriting Lab In Rwanda

Ella Mutuyimana

Ella Mutuyimana

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Rwanda, in 2011, Ella Mutuyimana pursued her twin passions of fashion and moviemaking with equal zeal. She joined the Fashion Design and Pattern Drafting program at ESMOD Beirut, Lebanon, where she was awarded Best Modelist at the Read More

Benko Habimana Pluvier

Benko Habimana Pluvier

My names are BENKO Habimana Pluvier. I live in Kigali, Rwanda. I was born on 21st July 1990 I have been writing screenplay since 2010, reading books about making film and scripts. I have a 2 complete feature screenplay, written in Kinyarwanda. I attend seminar online “script lab” and I have AWARDS & HONORS 2012: Read More

Anis Ndayisaba

Anis Ndaisaba

My name is Anis Ndayisaba; I was born on 23rd may, 1991 at Muhima, Kigali,Rwanda. I am trying to inter our local film industry, where last year I attended a workshop on screenwriting and I was the best and won the award. Most of my time is spent on working for the Rwandan Baha’I faith, Read More

Alexandre Sibomana

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Email: siboalexa10@gmail.com Phones:+250 783 626 950 / +250 787 683 482 BIRTH DATE: 01/01/1990 NATIONALITY: RWANDESE EDUCATION 2011-UNTIL NOW:KIGALI INSTITUTION OF MANAGEMENT(STUDDING MANAGEMENT) 2008-2010 :INDANGABUREZI HIGH SCHOOL (STUDDING COMPUTER SCIENCE . AND MANAGEMENT) 2005-2007 :COLLEGE METHODISTE UNIE DE RUSHASHI(STUDDING O LEVEL) WORKSHOPS 2009-2010 :FILM MAKING WORKSHOP IN ALMOND TREE FILMS (INTRODUCTION IN EDITING AND SOUND) Read More

Alexander Nyirinkwaya

I am called Alexander Nyirinkwaya Native Rwandan. I was born on April 1992, in GASABO – Kigali city the capital city of Rwanda. I started cinema in 2012 in Almond TREE FILMS where I was On set of some films done in a session of a simple of work, in 2013 I have attended Maisha Read More

Abayisenga Lion Sam

Lion Sam Abayisenga was born, grew up and still lives in Rwanda. He’s an independent filmmaker and had worked on a short film, Kanyambo, as a cinematographer. He has currently written two films and believes he can change the society through films. While at Maisha, he attended the 1st Filmmakers and Technical Lab Kigali, Rwanda Read More

Kivu Ruhorahoza

Kivu Ruhorahoza

Kivu Ruhorahoza, 30, is a filmmaker and writer from Rwanda. Kivu’s experimental film work has been featured at the London Tate Modern (part of Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun project), the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and several other prestigious venues across the world. His Read More

Joel Karekezi

Joel Karekezi

Joel Karekezi graduated in 2008 with a diploma in film directing from Cinecours. In 2009 he attended Maisha Film Lab where he directed his first short film The Pardon, which won the Golden Impala Award at the Amakula Film Festival in Uganda and the 2010 award for Best Short Film at the Silicon Valley African Read More